On Thursday, March 24, Governor Jay Inslee signed into law Substitute House Bill 1701, providing a significant pension benefit for members of Law Enforcement Officers and Fire Fighters LEOFF Plan 2, and making WSCFF history. Years of lobbying and relationship building resulted in the unanimous passage of this pension reform legislation. “This has been...
WSCFF backed pension benefit enhancement for LEOFF 1 members signed into law
Citing a long and productive working relationship between Governor Jay Inslee and the WSCFF, President Dennis Lawson announced that delegates to the WSCFF convention overwhelmingly voted to endorse Governor Jay Inslee for re-election. “We support those who support our issues”, says Lawson. Inslee has been a friend to fire fighters, who volunteered to serve...
On Friday, WSCFF President Dennis Lawson called on State Policy Network President Tracie Sharp and the "Freedom" Foundation to stop harrassing fire fighters at their homes.
Washington State Senate today overwhelmingly approved a bill that closes several major gaps in the state’s effort to phase out toxic PFAS chemicals in firefighting foam.
Union fire fighters turned out in force on Wednesday, January 29, to march and rally with striking nurses and health care workers in Seattle.
In March, politicians, policy makers, and journalists donned full turnout gear, ventilated a roof with a chainsaw, put out fires, and had a rocky ride in an ambulance, getting a hands-on experience of a day in the life of a fire fighter.
IAFF victories on Capitol Hill are largely attributed to relationships between local leaders and elected officials. The IAFF Legislative Conference gives members a chance to strengthen those ties.